Celebrating in Recovery - Recovered 1012
Release Date: 07/02/2019
When working on step three we take a look at how acting on self-will means behaving with the exclusion of any consideration for others, focusing only on what we want and ignoring the needs and feelings of others. While we were busy pursuing these impulses, we mostly left a path of destruction behind us, and we definitely lost touch with our conscience and a Higher Power.info_outline Step 2 - Recovered 1101
This is the beginning of the end, in a way. You will end your old life and begin your fresh one, committed to faith – faith in whatever you choose.info_outline Step 1 - Recovered 1099
The first step in 12 step recovery programs involves more than just admitting that there is a problem. It means breaking through the denial that has kept the person locked in their misery. The individual has to accept that they have been beaten by their addiction. The exact wording of this step is:info_outline Having Hobbies in Recovery - Recovered 1098
If people feel that their life has no meaning and purpose they will find it impossible to build a successful life in recovery. During their years of addiction the focus would have been on obtaining and using their drug of choice. It is therefore vital that they replace this hole in their life with something new. The more meaning that people find in recovery the less likely it will be that they will relapse.info_outline Relapse and Coming Back In - Recovered 1097
Relapse is not uncommon. Some people find it difficult to overcome their addictive behaviors for the long term. Once clean, the addict can easily fall back into old practices and habits. Recovery requires commitment, discipline and a network of support. The old adage “it takes a village” is clearly demonstrated in recovery. But those of us who have relapsed, coming back into the village of recovery can be difficult.info_outline Character Defects - Recovered 1096
Humans are obviously not perfect; everyone will have their flaws and weaknesses. It is only when these imperfections lead to suffering that there is a real cause for concern. Most people will have many minor character defects, and a few major ones. It will be these major flaws that will cause them the most problems in life.info_outline Being of Service - Recovered 1095
Service to others might be the key to staying sober. In recent years, a growing body of research has found that helping others brings measurable physical and psychological benefits to the helper. Studies have shown that addicts who help others, even in small ways—such as calling others to remind them about meetings or making coffee—can significantly improve their chances of staying sober and avoiding relapse, among adults and adolescents alike.info_outline Perfectionism - Recovered 1094
Perfectionism and substance use often go together. Perfectionism can also make recovery much harder, since as with other things, perfectionists typically expect too much too soon and are unforgiving of their own mistakes. Perfectionism is a difficult problem to overcome, but with persistent effort, you can loosen its grip on you.info_outline Returning to Face to Face Meetings - Recovered 1093
We have spent weeks working our program using technology to stay connected. But now, face to face meetings are starting up again.info_outline Complacency - Recovered 1092
Complacency can be defined as a feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy. To say an individual is acting complacently means that they are taking things for granted. When an individual becomes complacent they no longer feel that they need to work in order to find success in life – they view it as something they have already earned.info_outline
One of the fears that people have when they give up alcohol or drugs is that a life of sobriety will be boring. Once people spend a bit of time in recovery they realize that this is a complete myth. Sobriety opens up a world of opportunity, and most people complain that there is not enough hours in the day to do all the things they want to do.
Tonight, we talk about Celebrating in Recovery
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In can be hard for those who abuse substances to understand how anyone could celebrate anything without mind-altering substances to help things along. These individuals can later find out that it is not only possible to celebrate without alcohol and drugs, but that it is significantly more rewarding to do so.
How did you celebrate before recovery?
What did you celebrate in early recovery?
How did you celebrate?
What did you learn about yourself?
Were you fearful of celebrating in early recovery?
How did the program help?
What are difficult places to go sober when you were new?
Where are the difficult places today?
How do you have fun today?
What sober places do you look forward to most?
What places are fun today that used to be difficult before?
Why is having fun in recovery important?
How has the program helped?
We asked our listeners about this topic.
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We asked our listeners,
"What do you celebrate in recovery”
Did you take the survey?
What would be your answer?
What do you celebrate today?
How do you do this?
How is your fear level of wet places today?
How do you prepare?
How do you stay safe in wet places of celebration?
When you are hosting a party, do you serve alcohol?
Do you have an escape plan?
Explain how this works for the new person?
How are you celebrating the fourth of July?
What is the holiday known here in america as fourth of July?
How do you celebrate when you don’t want to?
How do you celebrate a death?
Reasons to Celebrate in Recovery
When people give up alcohol and drugs they already have something to celebrate. The longer they stay sober the more reasons they will have to feel good about life. There will also be plenty of special occasions in sobriety worth celebrating such as:
* Birth of a child
* Sobriety birthdays
* New job
* Passing an exam
* Winning an award
* Getting a promotion
* Getting married
* Holidays like Christmas
* Recognition for a job well done
Once people escape an addiction, they are sure to have some great days ahead of them. These celebratory times are to be enjoyed, but they can be treacherous for people who are in the early days of their sobriety.
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What would you say to the new guy about Celebrating in Recovery?
So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.